Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Masada Jordan.

Masada served in the Navy for over 20 years. She enlisted in 1995 and trained as an aviation electrician mate. Her first assignment was at Naval Air Station Point Mugu where she served with Antarctic Development Squadron Six, VXE-6. She was then deployed to New Zealand and Antarctica.

After completing her two tours, she was then assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, VP-16, to maintain the P-3 Orion aircraft. During her time with VP-16, she was deployed to Puerto Rico and Sicily, Italy. Masada earned the enlisted air warfare specialist designation and qualified as an inspector while at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Over the course of her military career, Masada served at numerous naval bases and eventually became a sexual assault advocate and a command management equal opportunity team member.

For her service, Masada received numerous awards including, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Navy Unit Commendation.

Masada retired from the Navy in 2016. She strives to serve others and is working on a master’s degree to become a guidance counselor.

Thank you for your service, Masada!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Mar. 22, 2017

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  1. Ramon March 31, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Great article for all services

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